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A grand tour of the world's most amazing architecture

When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. We then photograph ourselves in front of them and, let’s face it, the feeling of having claimed these sights is part of the joy of tourism. But why? Because, buildings are endlessly intriguing: …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Literally Just 25 Hilarious Tweets From This Week

A week of hilarious viral tweets.

Snoring

Eerie photos show dilapidated relics of the Soviet era

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 (above) is one of the most bizarre airplanes ever made. It could take off vertically and land on the water, and it was designed to search and destroy US submarines during the Cold War.<p>After its first flight from a regular runway in 1972, parts were added to make it …

Communist Party

These 5 Courses (57.5 Hours!) Are Your Path to Expert-Level Python Programming

<b>The Complete Python Programming Boot Camp: Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Master Python One Step At a Time<p><b>Python for Programmers</b><p>Learn Python Quickly In This …

Customers

Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148-feet-tall timber tower will be completed in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 …

Skyscrapers

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

With tickets for Eurostar’s direct service to Amsterdam on sale from 20 February, we pick some of the city’s best restaurants, parks and cultural attractions away from the tourist centre<p>Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described …

European Travel

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

R is a programming language that's super hot right now and you can learn it with this online class

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Unique drone shots show how beautiful places look from above

You’re probably wondering what the hell these pictures show.<p>Yes, they’re beautiful but what exactly are they of?<p>Well, according to the photographer …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | Inc.com

At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.<p>The …

Innovation

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

?<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

Astronomy

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems …

Mathematics

Crossrail's coming: The new Tube map featuring the Elizabeth Line has been revealed

With a year to go until the big start of Elizabeth Line services and opening of 10 new London stations, Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a new …

A website which shares secret snaps of men on the London Underground has showed scientists which physical traits women and gay men find most attractive

A website where women and gay men secretly capture — and rate — photos of men they find "attractive" while riding the London Underground has been analysed by scientists at the University of Coventry — and there were some obvious trends that emerged.<p>TubeCrush.net users send in photos of men that …

Social Media

Honda unveils all-electric sports car concept based on new electric platform

Honda is among the several automakers unveiling new electric vehicle concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show today.<p>The automaker brought a new retro-looking all-electric sports car concept based on a new electric platform that they plan to bring to market in 2019.<p>At the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, …

Windows Phone was a glorious failure

Looking back on the bumpy road taken by Microsoft’s most ambitious mobile OS<p>This past weekend, Microsoft made official what was already known for years: the Windows Phone mobile operating system is dead. There’ll be no further development, no miraculous Windows 10 Mobile revivals, and no further …

Windows Phone

Watch the Tesla Model 3 assembly line in slow motion

Tesla is delaying a major announcement to focus on improving the Model 3 production process — so Elon Musk just shared a video of the assembly line …

Tesla

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Machine Learning

Vladimir Voevodsky, Revolutionary Mathematician, Dies at 51

Vladimir Voevodsky, formerly a gifted but restless student who flunked out of college out of boredom before emerging as one of the most brilliant and revolutionary mathematicians of his generation, died on Sept. 30 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 51.<p>Nadia Shalaby, his former wife, said he was …

Mathematics

SpaceX's Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket simulation is out of this world

Elon Musk today gave us our first glimpse at what interplanetary travel and colonization could look like. In an Instagram post, Musk provided a series of five videos offering a look at a computer simulation of the SpaceX Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket, and how it could, conceivably, one day …

Space Exploration

Tesla calculator estimates the monthly costs of owning a Model 3

There are many reasons to opt for a Tesla, but one of the most compelling ones is the opportunity to get a premium vehicle at a reasonable price – this is the allure of the flashy new Model 3. But what exactly are the monthly costs of owning one and does it pay off long-term? That’s what this …

Personal Finance

The $1m challenge to solve 'simple' chess puzzle that could take thousands of years

University of St Andrews invites programmers to crack famous Queen's Puzzle.<p>The University of St Andrews has issued a lucrative challenge to computer …

RANKED: The 21 best heist movies of all time

With the high stakes, and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>As Steven Soderbergh dives back into the genre with the excellent "Logan Lucky" on Friday (in which Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and …

Construction

Why Do Electric Cars Have Only One Gear?

Most electric cars have a single gear ratio. You probably understand the basic reasons for this, but the math is still super fascinating.<p>One of the biggest differences between electric cars and their conventional counterparts has to do with the drivetrain. An internal combustion vehicle has a …

Fantasy Premier League 2017 tips on players and teams

Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2016/17 Premier League.Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic<p>LONDON — The Premier League returns on Friday and millions of football fans around the world are making last minute changes to their fantasy teams.<p>There are …

Soccer

This is what happens when you let an AI design your logo

Developer Jack Qiao has been working with AI a fair bit lately to aid his design projects. He previously built a tool to help pair fonts, and he’s now launched Brandmark, which uses artificial intelligence to create a unique brand identity for your business.<p>We’re not the sort to take people at …

Artificial Intelligence

Teen Wins $10,000 In Microsoft Excel Competition

No American has won the Excel competition in 16 years, though they have won on other Microsoft Office products including Word and PowerPoint.<p>John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.<p>But the 17-year-old from northern Virginia is the undisputed king of …

High School

How Google’s Search Engine Really Works (A Peek Under The Hood)

Google’s search engine is technically complex.There are hundreds (some say thousands) of different factors taken into account so that the search …

SEO

The films of Christopher Nolan, ranked by Robbie Collin

Ten wide-ranging but cohesive films into what’s already proven to be a remarkable directorial career, it’s worth taking stock of Christopher Nolan – where he’s been, what he’s changed, and what could possibly come next. So here’s the state of play so far: his 10 films to date ranked, correctly, in …

Christopher Nolan